Situated on the periphery of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ngare Ndare Forest, our camp is your base for forest adventure activities, including rock climbing, canyoning and mountain biking as well as acclimatizing for your mountain expeditions and hikes. Just 30km from Nanyuki town, with Mount Kenya to the south and surrounded by equatorial rain forest but very close to the Ethi village, Forest Camp is also the RVA Headquarters.
We have a two large cabins and 5 large safari tents tucked away on the slopes of the valley which can accomodate up to 80 people. Within the camp grounds are a lounge area, a large dining area as well as outside dining area, fireplace and bar.
Ngare Ndare is a lush indigenous forest at the foothills of Mt. Kenya. Azure pools glisten at the bottom of waterfalls and 200 year old trees stretch into the canopy supporting a rich variety of bird and animal life. The forest is a vital corridor that links the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to Mount Kenya, and one, which elephants have been using for centuries.
From our forest camp we have quick access to rock climbing on our crag in Ngare Ndare, with stunning views out over the Laikipia Wilderness and across onto Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, and canyoning where we do a series of water jumps into the turquoise pools while we walk down the canyon that runs through the forest, followed by abseiling through a waterfall.
A 400m canopy tour cruising through the top of the pristine Ngare Ndare forest environment is possibly the most exhilarating activity you can do 50 feet above the forest floor, with towering trees all around you as you walk across high wires to platforms on engineered towers strategically placed to enable you to view the wonderful endemic flora and fauna. Cruise past and sometimes through giant Mugumo, Podo and other highland forest trees. You will experience a kaleidoscope of bird and animal life and if you are lucky you may well see forest elephant, rhino and other animals
"You truly feel like you are in the bush, our tent was hidden away in the trees, very private and the view over the valley and farm lands to Mount Kenya, was amazing! We saw a number of Stalks flying around and landing on their treetop nests." Ann, London